Meet Our Alumni

Alumni Profiles

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Maggie Sowisdral 2017Maggie Sowisdral

Montana Dept. of Justice: Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services

Political Science




 Carolina IzaguirreCarolina Izaguirre 2016, 2017

Organizer for advocacy organization Aim Higher Now in Cary, NC.

Master of Arts in Political Science -- International Relations and Comparative Politics

Political Science -- Pre-Professional Legal Studies 



Courtney BradwayCourtney Bradway 2015, 2016

Legislative Correspondent for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

Master of Arts in Political Science -- American Government 

Political Science -- Pre-Legal studies




Eloise HinckerEloise Hincker 2015, 2016

Writer and Account Manager at Creative Direct

Master of Arts in Political Science 

Political Science




elizabeth yokley-krigeElizabeth Yokley-Krige 2005, 2016

Town Clerk and Human Resource Officer for Maiden, NC

Master of Arts in Publilc Administration

Political Science



David DiMaggio

David DiMaggio 2015

District Attorney Legal Assistant

Criminal Justice




Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris  2014, 2015

 Town Administrator for Boonville, NC

Master of Arts in Public Administration

Political Science -- Public Administration

Tommy Wren
Tommy Wrenn 2014

Resources for the Future (RFF)

Political Science (BA)



Maggie HolderMaggie Holder 2013

 Special Agent with The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

Criminal Justice




Tim McHughTim McHugh 2011

associate at Hunton & Williams law firm

Political Science -- Pre-Professional Legal Studies



Nathan Smith '09

Nathan Smith 2009

 senior associate at Civitas Public Affairs Group in Washington, D.C.

 B.S. in political science–public policy (now the American politics concentration)


Amanda EdgellAmanda Edgell 2008

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at  Varieties of Democracy Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Political Science -- International and Comparative Politics


Jonathan Kappler

Jonathan Kappler 2005

Chief of staff to the deputy secretary for behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities  with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

 Political Science


Ian Mance

Ian Mance 2003, 2005

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

 Master of Arts in political science 

Criminal Justice 


Brock LongBrock Long 1997, 1999

The Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Master in Publilc Administration

Criminal Justice



Lane Bailey ’87 ’89 stands just outside Kilosa Township, which is located in the Kilosa District in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. Bailey, who is city manager of Salisbury, traveled to Tanzania as part of the International City/County Management Association’s ENGINE Program.

Lane Bailey 1987, 1989

Salisbury City Manager & regional vice president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Master of Arts in Publilc Administration

Political Science (BS)


Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley 1984

Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Political Science (BA)


Dr. Zaphon WilsonDr. Zaphon Wilson 1976, 1977

Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and professor of political science at Saint Augustine’s University

Master of Arts in Political Science

Political Science